The Banana Republic Of America"Vladimir Putin made headlines yesterday by asking a very simple question: .. 'What, is America now a banana republic?' It was a rhetorical question. Putin thinks the answer is an obvious 'no' .. But is the thought of America as a banana republic so far-fetched? .. A banana republic is essentially .. a ruling class of elites who exploit the government and economy for their own ends. In a banana republic .. And the ruling class uses the immense power of government to target political enemies to monitor and control the population .. America would never have well-connected Wall Street bankers crater the economy and their companies while making millions… only to get bailed out by the working class stiffs so they can do the whole thing over again .. Yes, It’s Rigged .. I trust my sarcasm is clear by now .. Crony capitalism and the Deep State run amok as the captors .. The next time Putin asks that question, he’ll need to give a different answer."
- Michael Covel, The Daily Reckoning
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